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Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Program at Elon Collection

Identifier: EUA109


This collection includes programs, schedules of events, newspaper clippings, and other documents related to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Program held in January at Elon University. The collection is arranged chronologically.


  • 1985 - ongoing

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Copyright Notice

The nature of the Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research of otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Biographical / Historical

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration at Elon began during the late 1970s. Over time, the program has included day- and week-long events featuring local and nationally-known speakers, peace walks, and community service events. In 2001, as part of the commemorative program activities, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Essay Contest was established to "promote awareness of Dr. King's vision for a more humane nation". The essay contest is open to all middle school students in grades 6, 7, and 8 enrolled in private, public, and charter schools in Alamance County, North Carolina. Contest winners are announced during the annual MLK Commemorative Program held in January.


0.40 Linear Feet (1 archival box)

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The collection is arranged chronologically.

Physical Location

The collection is located in the Carol Grotnes Belk Library Archives and Special Collections at Elon University. Please contact the archives staff for further details about the location.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Unknown. Materials collected and assembled over many years to form collection.

Related Materials

Please consult with the archives staff for additional information about materials related to this collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Shaunta Alvarez, November 2015

Encoded by Shaunta Alvarez, December 2015
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Repository Details

Part of the Belk Library Archives & Special Collections Repository

100 Campus Drive
2550 Campus Box
Elon North Carolina 27244 USA